Karl Hartley (Founder/President) received his BA in Comparative Politics in 1988 and his MA in International Affairs in 1989, specializing in World Systems Theory. He was heavily involved in debate through the Model United Nations Program. Upon graduation he made the decision to be self employed and has ever since, owning numerous businesses, including marketing companies and a real estate brokerage. He is passionate about OneJobPerChild and has made it his life’s purpose. He brings his absolute belief in the capability and heroic nature of the individual combined with his business acumen and experience in building efficient systems to the OneJobPerChild Team.
Kristin Laus (Vice President) received her BA in 1990 and her MA in Agency Counseling in 1995. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Registered Play Therapist who has been working with children and adolescents since 1996. Her specialty is treating children who have been traumatized by physical and sexual abuse and witnessing domestic violence. She is excited about empowering the students in OJPC to change themselves and give themselves the opportunity to discover and realize their potential.
John Piccolo (CEO) received his BA in 2008 in Philosophy, and his BS in Applied Mathematics; he holds a MA in Applied Economics (anticipated 2013). He has received awards and national honors including: The Richard Richards Institute Award for Ethics and Political Decency, National Ethics Bowl Champion, and awards involving his research into game theory. John has joined One Job Per Child given his desire to create a perfect and effective program to invest in the eradication of poverty. He has spent upwards of seven years of his life involved in humanitarian and other service endeavors in South America, Africa, and Central America.
Tom Zito (Chief Technology Officer) has worked for the last 12 years as an IT architect for many large corporations. He specializes in high availability data security. He also has designed relational databases for online transaction processing and online analytical processing. HIs current focus with OneJobPerChild is completing the creation of a single source of master data and maintaining an auditable record of that data as it changes over time. Tom takes a careful and methodical approach to OneJobPerChild, making sure that the backbone and data structure will be robust and self correcting for years to come.
Marie Ee (Public Relations Director/Media Campaign Manager) is currently a student at the National University of Singapore, with plans to major in English and Political Science. Having previously worked in publishing and public relations, she is glad to put her skills toward raising awareness for an extremely worthy cause. She believes that everyone has a right to dignity, and is thankful to have found an organization that meshes so well with her own vision for positive world change. So far, she has thrived in the creative, flexible working environment at OJPC, she hopes to play a part in its growth far into the future.
Kayla Martin (Media Intern) is currently a student at Portland State University and will be graduating this spring with a degree in International Development. After several years at both University of Oregon and Portland State University studying a wide variety of subjects, she is thrilled to be a part of a team that is working toward positive change in the world. Kayla has long hoped to be a part of something big enough to change lives, and she is confident that she has found that in One Job Per Child. Kayla hopes to have a bright future with the organization and couldn’t be happier to be a part of the growth and success of OJPC.